Website to encourage new charity trustees

Charity Commission hopes to draw on talent pool from other organisations

The Charity Commission is working with organisations that have pools of potential trustees to develop a website that will encourage people to become charity board members.

Rosie Chapman, executive director of policy and effectiveness at the commission, told the regulator's open board meeting last Thursday that the commission was working with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the School Governors' One-Stop Shop and the Appointments Commission, which appoints chairs and non-executive directors to NHS organisations, to develop a website to recruit charity trustees.

Charity Trustee Networks, which launched its own Trusteefinder portal last December, and the trusteeship charity Getting on Board will also be involved.

Chapman said the commission was also hoping to launch a pilot project with Newham Council to encourage people not selected as school governors in the London borough to consider charity trusteeship.

After the meeting, a spokeswoman for the commission said that no further details about the initiative were available because the project was still in the early stages of development.

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